RESOLAG, a lagoon observation network to enhance the pearl-farming sector in French Polynesia

Launched in 2018, RESOLAG, the Lagoon Observation Network of French Polynesia, has since 2020 been able to rely on the support of the PROTEGE Programme in its activities.

The PROTEGE project supports the sustainable management of pearl farming in Mangareva, French Polynesia

(Content available only in French) Dans le cadre du projet PROTEGE, une délégation composée de deux agents de la Direction des Ressources Marines de Polynésie française et de deux agents de la Communauté du Pacifique, se sont déplacés à Mangareva du 25…

Green News: reusing waste from fisheries and aquaculture for agricultural purposes

In a context of environmental and health disruptions, reusing waste from fisheries and aquaculture for agricultural purposes has real resilience potential for local communities in the Pacific Islands. Tests are currently being carried out in French…

Using intercropping plants to reintroduce biodiversity on farm plots

French Polynesia is conducting trials with intercropping plants to better manage biological pests while limiting the use of fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides. Julie Grandgirard, an entomologist at the French Polynesia Agriculture Department who is…

Stat of the Week: Women seats in the Parliament of French Polynesia

  52.6%: Women hold more than one-half of seats in the Parliament of French Polynesia. Explore more data:

Childhood obesity, a major concern in the Pacific

Most behaviours linked to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) begin in early childhood. NCDs, such as diabetes, heart disease, chronic respiratory disease and cancer, are the leading cause (75%) of deaths in Pacific Island countries and territories.

Non Communicable Diseases in focus at the 13th Pacific Health Ministers meeting

The Pacific is known for its subsistence living, communal farming practices and self-sufficiency when it comes to fresh farm produce. But the region also has a growing reputation as having one of world’s highest Non-communicable disease (NCDs) rates. For…

Speech of the President Edouard Fritch, French Polynesia Presidency, Official opening of the 13th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting

Speech of the President Edouard Fritch, French Polynesia Presidency Official opening of the 13th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting 07 August 2019 - Papeete (French Polynesia) Honourable Regional Director of the World Health Organization, Dear Doctor KASAI…

RESCCUE activity in French Polynesia: the protection of marine birds in the Gambier islands

#RESCCUE Project in a nutshell (3/13) Our last stopover in French Polynesia is taking us to discover the seabirds of the Gambier.

RESCCUE activity in French Polynesia: towards sustainable pearl farming

RESCCUE Project in a nutshell (2/13) We stay in French Polynesia where a sustainable pearlfarming in the Gambier is essential for the lagoon as well as the local economy.
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